No one perfects a kick-turn or learns to lead climb on their own. It’s through the guidance, support and passion of the entire outdoor community that we plan our route and unite over our common love of the outdoors.
At POW, we rely on the outdoor community too. We rely on that same guidance, support and passion from athletes, scientists, creatives and forward-thinking business leaders to help protect the places we love.
We call them our Alliance — it’s going to take all of their efforts, and yours, to solve the climate crisis.
When Vasu was only nine months old, he was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of one of his legs. Since then, Vasu has not looked back; with the help of his parents, brother, friends and so many other resources and opportunities, Vasu has gained access to the confidence needed to face new challenges with grace, courage, strength, humor, and unwavering determination.
Vasu witnessed extreme poverty growing up in India, and has been living most of his life with a “dis”ability. He looks at these experiences as a blessing; they have allowed him to truly hone in on his ability to empathize with others. He continues to strengthen his vigor through his work in advocacy for those who are historically marginalized. Vasu will continue to embolden others to be a positive influence in their own communities by pushing personal limits, putting others first, and encouraging people to believe in themselves and in their own unique abilities!
With the motto of “ ninjasticking through the wood to bring intersectionality to the outdoors” Vasu continues to challenge the biases that go with being a person of color with a disability through his intersectional work which include being the first adaptive athlete for The North Face, an advisor for The Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E Initiative, the co-founder of Inclusive Outdoors Project, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) stratagist for In Solidarity Network and independently.
To learn more or hiring Vasu for consultation work please contact him at hi(at)vasusojitra.com
“"I'm interested in being involved with POW because the environmental justice world is incredibly disconnected from the disabled and racial justice. I believe I can be a strong voice for the disabled community and the community of color when it comes to issues around our natural world."”
More About POW
We help passionate outdoor people protect the places and lifestyles they love from climate change.
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We believe in putting a price on carbon to reduce emissions, mitigate climate change and account for the actual costs.